Albuquerque police: Suspect in warehouse shooting found dead
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say the suspect in the shooting of three people at a food distribution warehouse in New Mexico’s most populous city has been found dead.
Police said early Tuesday morning that 30-year-old Waid Anthony Melton was an employee at the business and that he was found dead near his vehicle on the northern outskirts of metro Albuquerque.
Police earlier identified Melton as the suspect in the Monday night shooting that left three people injured, including at least one hospitalized in critical condition. Their identities weren’t released.
Police said the cause of Melton’s death was under investigation and that no motive for the shooting at the Ben E. Keith warehouse was immediately known.
Melton’s body was found near an Interstate 25 interchange in Placitas in Sandoval County.